Jones County School System

                                                                         Wells Elementary School is a Title I school.
What is Title I?

Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Seconday Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.


Dr. Trevis Killan
Homeless Liaison for Jones County Schools

Definition of Homeless Students
Individuals whose nighttime residence is NOT:

Fixed-stationary, permanent and not subject to change
-used on a predictable, routine, or consistent base

-sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in the home.                                                                                             


Jones County and Wells Elementary Title I documents are revised annually. We welcome and value input from our stakeholders. If you have any feedback regarding the Title I program or any of the above Title I documents, feel free to contact the
Family Engagement Coordinator, Shelley Dunlap, at [email protected]

Title I Workshops

At WES, we want families to be involved in their child's educational journey.  Check our event list and newsletters for upcoming family events.  Click on the link below for resources from Title I Workshops.

Title I Annual Meeting


Parent's Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) the Jones County School System informs parents that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s).  The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the student's teacher-
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. 

If you wish to request information concerning your child’s teacher’s and/or paraprofessional's qualifications, please contact the principal of the school at:

DFES- Mrs. Leigh Ann Knowles (478-986-2023)
GES-   Mrs. Leslie Poythress (478-986-6295)
TWES- Mr.Jeffrey Tharpe  (478-986-2222)
WES-   Mrs. Gwinnette Hudson (478-742-5959)
CRMS- Mr. Chip Lundy (478-743-5182)
GSMS- Mr. Wes Cavender (478-986-2090)
JCHS- Mr. Lance Rackley (478-986-5444)